Tag Archives: Agricultural Technology

Freedom to innovate, Calestous dream lives on…

By Evelyn Situma December 31, 2017 The news about the passing on of Prof. Calestous Juma came as a surprise to many. Most especially the proponents of agricultural biotechnology, most of whom, he had helped voice their enthusiasm towards adoption … Continue reading

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Reversing the Tide of Progress: The Burkina Faso Story

By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Dec 15, 2017 With three wives, 10 children and dozens of grandchildren to take care of, 63-year-old Seidu Konatey is a man who knows no rest. He spends at least 10 hours every day working in … Continue reading

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High-level conference on STI marks OFAB’s 10th Anniversary

By Suleiman Okoth November 08, 2017 A High-Level Conference on Application of Science, Technology and Innovation in Harnessing African Agricultural Transformation marked Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) project 10th Anniversary celebrations that were held at Speke Resort, Munyonyo … Continue reading

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Africa’s Biotech Integration 20 years Overdue, Says Prime Minister

By Daniel Otunge, November 7, 2017 The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has called for urgent integration of modern biotechnology into Africa’s agriculture to help improve food security and economic growth. He said this while … Continue reading

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Uganda poised for Bio-economy, Uganda STI Minister, says

By Daniel Otunge November 6, 2017 “Passing of the Biosafety Bill into law by parliament will help Uganda to develop the economy and improve its food security situation,” Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Ugandan Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, said. Speaking … Continue reading

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Message from the Board Chair: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr. Ousmane Badiane October 01, 2017 The most effective way to reduce poverty is to raise the productivity of resources that poor people depend on for their livelihood. For most African countries, these resources are agricultural land and labour. … Continue reading

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Eliminating crude ethanol imports in Nigeria through enhanced cassava production

By Abdalla el-Kurebe October 27, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for ethanol is between 300 and 400 million litres. The country only meets up with three percent of total annual demand. … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso farmers still yearn for Bt Cotton

By Suleiman Okoth August 28, 2017 In my journey to understand the intricacies of Bt Cotton in Burkina Faso, I had the rare opportunity to interview Mr Francois Traore through a translator in his modest residence about 10 kilometres from … Continue reading

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OFAB Youth Ambassador and Musician Advocates for GM crops

By OFAB Nigeria August 2017 As one of her creative awareness strategy towards getting the youths to understand GM technology, OFAB co-sponsored a football match event for students of Nassarawa State University Keffi. The half time during the match was … Continue reading

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Professional Kenyan women in support of Agricultural Biotechnology

By OFAB Kenya April 2017 Kenyan women in biosciences expressed their concerns on the unpredictable biotechnology and biosafety policy environment and urged the government to streamline coordination between relevant regulatory arms to enable research. The women were speaking during the … Continue reading

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